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11 injured in Maryland bus accident


School buses are not just for children. Some transit buses in Maryland also carry adult students who are attending school in order to enhance their job and life skills.


A recent collision between a transit bus and a work van sent 11 people to the hospital. The van, driven by a 38-year-old man rear-ended the bus, which was transporting 23 adult students of the Benedictine School, an aide and the 68-year-old driver. The accident occurred just outside the entrance to the school, which the bus driver was attempting to turn left into.

Nine students and the bus driver were transported to area hospitals via ambulance. The driver of the work van was also flown to the hospital with serious injuries. The students have since been released from the hospital.

When it comes to bus accidents the likelihood of injuries increases due to the fact that buses often transport many passengers who could potentially be injured or killed in a crash. This is especially true due to the sheer size and weight of a bus that can up ratchet up the potential for severe accidents. In addition, buses often have to make many stops in order to pick up passengers. Unfortunately, bus accident can occur even when the bus driver was not at fault. Slowing down and keeping a safe distance from buses are two ways that motorists can avoid causing car accidents involving a bus.

When a negligent driver does injure another person in a bus accident, it is possible for the victim of the crash to seek compensation against the responsible parties. The main goal of such legal action is to recover damages for expenses incurred from the accident and to hold the responsible parties accountable.

Source: myeasternshoremd.com, "11 injured in Benedictine bus accident," Abby Andrews, Feb. 11, 2014

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